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Lauren Landau

Host, Art Beat

Landau joined the Metro Connection team in May 2011 as the program’s first-ever intern. She started with smaller assignments, and gradually worked her way up to reporting full stories. In her time at WAMU, Landau has reported both non-narrated pieces and long-form packages. She currently serves as the host of Art Beat, a daily program that updates listeners on arts and cultural events happening in the D.C. area. She is also the editorial assistant for Metro Connection, and continues to contribute stories for the program. Landau graduated from American University’s School of Communication with a BA in Journalism.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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Feb. 20-Apr. 13: REDRed is a symbolic color with a multitude of meanings. It's found throughout nature and in art, and depending on whom you ask, the hue can indicate happiness, danger, or passion. A current exhibition at The Old Print Gallery is showcasing art that includes the color and demonstrates...
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Feb. 19-Mar. 17: Nordic Cool 2013Starting today you can explore the arts of Northern Europe at The Kennedy Center, which is presenting Nordic Cool 2013, a month-long festival featuring theater, dance, music, fi...
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Feb. 18-Mar. 17: Metamorphoses Love is a powerful emotion with the ability to heal, destroy, and transform us. In Metamorphoses, lust, romance, greed and redemption are addressed through tales from ancient mythology. MacArthur "Genius" and Tony Award-win...
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Feb. 15-Mar. 17: RacePulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet is at it again with Race, a detective story that examines class, privilege, and betrayal. The play follows the criminal trial of a wealt...
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Feb. 14-Mar. 9: Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears)Roses are red, and so are theater curtains. Tonight you can go to the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington for Teatro de la Luna's latest production: Sexo, Pudor y Lágrim...
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Feb. 13-Mar. 9: Canterbury Pointless Theatre Company is pulling the strings behind Canterbury, a fun, yet vulgar adaptation of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The play features a cast of beer-s...
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Feb. 12-Mar. 10: Spring Awakening Teenage angst ignites the cast of Spring Awakening, a rock 'n roll tale about growing up and asking life's big questions. Olney Theatre Center is kicking off its 75t...
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Feb. 11-Mar. 10: Good People When life hits hard, the actors in Good People hit back harder. This dark comedy is raw, human and emotional as it portrays life in a down and tumble neighborhood of South Boston. For a theater experience that will leave you...
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Feb. 8-Mar. 9: Wearing Ethereal Starting today you can check out a new series of photographs and sculptures by local artist Jimmy Miracle. Wearing Ethereal will be up through March 9 at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. Th...
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Standing at the top of the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner, you've got a bird's-eye view of the Beltway, McLean, and Northwest Washington. If you didn't know to look for the Pimmit Barn, you would probably miss it entirely amongst the suburban chaos below. Paul Kohlenberger, president of the McLean Historical Society, is currently involved in efforts to save the Pimmit Barn, whi...
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Feb. 7-Mar. 31: Preach!In his latest work, Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent draws connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the continuing debate over marriage equality. Preach! is on display at the ...
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Feb. 7: Ensembles of Afghanistan National Institute of Music Tomorrow night you can enjoy a concert by students from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The ...
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Feb. 5: John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High ConcertTonight you can head to Strathmore at 8 p.m. for John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert. The performance will pay tribute to the late musician with vintage f...
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Feb. 4-24: Intimate Network This month you can view a solo project by D.C.-based artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer at The Fridge. Intimate Network exami...
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Feb. 1-10: FELA! For an energetic musical performance that will get you up out of your seat and leave you tapping your toes, you can go to Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall through February 10 to see ...
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The college workload is hard enough, but some students take on additional responsibilities in an effort to better their community. One of those over-achievers is Darius Thomas, a junior at Howard University who, for the past three years, has organized an annual event at his school called Birthday Suit, in which attendees discuss age-old stigmas while promoting a strong sense of self-i...
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Jan. 31-Feb. 25: A Sense of PlaceThe Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum in Bethesda presents a new collection today that includes pieces by eight different artists. A Sense of Place features works in oils, pastels, watercolor, and ...
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Jan. 30-Mar. 10: The (EXPLETIVE) with the HatStarting tonight you can enjoy a romantic comedy about the addictive and often painful experience of love. [Studio Theatre] (http://www.studiotheatre.org/ ) presents [The...umm...(EXPLETIVE) with the Hat] (http://www.studiotheatre.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=3525 ) by Stephen Adly Guirgis through March 10. Jackie is a n...
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Jan. 29-Mar. 17: Ladies Swing the BluesIt's 1955, and when a bebop icon suddenly passes away, the royalty of New York City's jazz scene gather at the famous Birdland club, where they discuss his impact and their own contributions to the genre they love. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and...
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Jan. 28: Take Action Tour Rock band The Used is coming to the 9:30 Club tonight for its D.C. stop on the Take Action Tour. We Came As Roma...